This lecture series held at the Abrams Planetarium surveys the latest developments in astronomy. Astronomical Horizons is offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy through its Astronomy & Astrophysics group and Abrams Planetarium. Each talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.
- September 22, 2016 "Connecting the First Stars to the Milky Way"
Brian O'Shea, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics and Graduate Director, Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
- October 20, 2016 "Sample Return from Asteroids and Mars: Promise, Progress and Prospects"
Michael Velbel, Professor, Geological Sciences
- November 17, 2016 "Radiation from the Big Bang — What We Learned About the Birth of the Universe Since the Discovery of the Radiation 50 Years Ago"
Ed Loh, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
- January 19, 2017 "Do Black Holes Merge in Globular Clusters?"
Steve Zepf, Professor and Associate Chair for Astronomy & Astrophysics
- February 16, 2017 "The Great American Eclipse: Getting Ready for August 2017"
Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium
- March 16, 2017 "Dark Matter and Beyond: The Future of the Large Hadron Collider"
Reinhard Schweinhorst, Associate Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics
- April 20, 2017 "A Human Expedition to Mars: Why It Is So Difficult and What We Are Doing About It"
Steve Kozlowski, Professor, Psychology